2010 NT/TR SIG Poster Exhibition: Greg Siegle (Judge), Jonathan Stange (1st Prize), Elizabeth Stephens (2nd Prize), Andrea Nave (2nd Prize), and Adam Weissman (Judge)
Highlights from ABCT 2010: Summaries from a Sampling of NT/TR Related Presentations
Neuroeconomics and Psychopathology:
Implications for Treatment C. Sharp;
A. Roy; J. Monterosso; P. Chiu; B. King-Casas; C. Sharp
brought together research on neuroeconomics, a new field that combines
psychology, economics, and neuroscience in order to study decision-making.
Specifically, this symposium explored the use of neuroeconomics to further our
understanding of psychopathology and treatment of psychopathology in adults in
children, with topics including substance dependence, social dominance,
aggression, and anti-social behavior.
The Mindful Brain H. Kober; J. Brewer; H. Kober; P. Mende-Siedlecki; J. Buhle; E. Kross; B. Hughes;
T. D. Wager; K. N. Ochsner; P. Goldin; J. Brewer; H. Kober; J. Gray; P.
discussed in this symposium focused on the neural circuitry and neural
correlates associated with mindfulness practice in both healthy adults and as
part of a mindfulness based treatment for psychopathology. Specific research
included testing the affects of a mindfulness exercise in healthy adults as a
way to regulate responses to both somatic and visual aversive events, and
changes in brain activation following mindfulness meditation in individuals
with social anxiety.
The Neural Mechanisms Underlying Emotion
Regulation and Psychopathology: Bridging Cognitive Affective Neuroscience and
Clinical ResearchJ. Richards; S. B. Daughters; M.
Ernst; M. Hardin; M. Ernst; J. Park; E. Kross; K. Ocshner; A. Engels; R.
Silton; S. Sass; J. Stewart; L. Crocker; S. B. Daughters; J. Richards; T. Ross;
S. M. Gorka; E. A. Stein; W. Heller; S. Warren; J. Spielberg
explored recent cognitive and affective neuroscience research on the neural
correlates of both adaptive and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies.
Research utilized both EEG and fMRI methodologies to explore specific emotion
regulation strategies as well as more general processes such a distress
intolerance and reward processing in relation to emotion regulation.
Paths to Recovery: Targeting Dysfunctional
Limbic-Cortical Circuits in Depression H. S. Mayberg
presentation by Dr. Mayberg focused on the use of functional neuroimaging to
elucidate brain changes associated with depression remission and depression
treatments, such a cognitive behavioral therapy and deep brain stimulation. A
comparison of the different treatments was made based on the limbic-cortical
network model of depression.
New Directions in the Study of
Attentional Biases to Threat in Anxious Youth and AdultsK.
Benoit; A. Waters; J. Cadman; K. Mogg; B. Bradley; D. S. Pine; K.
Pérez-Edgar; J. McDermott; V. LoBue; Y. Bar-Haim; N. Fox; M. Cowart; T.
Ollendick; J. Goldstein; L. White; R. Vanderwert; Y. Bar-Haim; D. S. Pine; N.
Fox; R. J. McNally
gathered research on important issues in attention bias research in anxiety,
such as the development of attention bias, its biological underpinnings, and
the use of attention retraining techniques to treat anxiety disorders in adults
and children. This symposium aimed to explore research that pushed beyond our
basic understanding of the existence of attentional biases in these
Exploring Emotional and Cognitive
Mechanisms in Bipolar Disorder J. Gruber;
S. L. Johnson; A. Harvey; J. Almeida; A. Versace; S. Hassel; A. Mechelli; D.
Kupfer; M. Phillips; S. L. Johnson; D. Yoo; I. H. Gotlib; B. Knutson; T.
Deckersbach; A. Duffy; T. Chou; L. E. Carlson; S. L. Rauch; G. S. Sachs; D. D.
Dougherty; A. A. Nierenberg; D. Miklowitz; J. Gruber
included research from both psychology and psychiatry backgrounds and reviewed
recent findings using biological approaches in the field of bipolar disorder
research. In particular, the emotional and cognitive mechanisms of bipolar
disorder were discussed, with implications for diagnosis, treatment,
maintenance, and relapse of bipolar symptoms.
Integrating Cognitive and Genetic Models
of Depression and AnxietyC. Beevers; B. Gibb; J. McGeary;
B. Hankin; B. Gibb; J. R. Abela; A. Smolen; B. Gibb; M. Grassia; A. L. Johnson;
L. B. Stone; A. J. Hanley; J. McGeary; C. Beevers; T. T. Wells; A. Ellis; J.
McGeary; N. Amir; J. McGeary; B. Gibb; V. Knopik
explored research that integrates both genetics and cognitive psychology in the
study of anxiety and depression. Research focused on the relationship between
specific genetic polymorphisms and markers of psychopathology vulnerability,
such as responses to popular attention tasks (e.g., dot probe) as well as
responses to an attention modification program in individuals with anxiety.
Attentional Bias in Anxious Youth:
Bridging Neurocognitive Theory and Clinical Practice A.
S. Weissman; R. J. McNally; M. W. Vasey; C. J.
Lonigan; A. S. Weissman; B. C. Chu; L. A. Reddy; J. Mohlman; A. Waters; K.
Mogg; B. Bradley; D. S. Pine; B. Riemann; N. Amir; P. Lake
presented new findings regarding treatment applications of novel and well-established
measures of attentional threat bias in anxious youth. Research focused on
potential moderators of attentional threat bias in anxious youth, the use of
neurocognitive measures to aid in differential diagnosis between youth anxiety
and ADHD, and the efficacy of attention bias modification tasks in attenuating both
clinical and cognitive symptoms in anxious youth.
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